International Oilseed Producers Dialogue

International Oilseed Producers Dialogue

June 25 – June 29, 2017

Sydney, Australia

 

This summer, the United Soybean Board (USB) joins partners in the global oilseed industry at the 20th International Oilseed Producers Dialogue (IOPD), hosted by the Australian Oilseeds Federation in Sydney. At the annual conference, farmers from across the globe meet to discuss the agricultural pressures they face, the technology they need to overcome these challenges and the importance of access to biotechnology to farm for the future.

USB Chair John Motter represents his fellow soybean farmers at this year’s IOPD. Motter and industry partners from around the world are discussing the regulatory environment and market access to advance the long-term growth of the industry.

In their efforts to reduce input costs, be more sustainable, fight herbicide and fungicide resistance, find new markets, and ensure long-term demand, U.S. farmers need access to biotechnology. But farmers from international oilseed-producing countries are facing the same challenge: hindered access to innovation. Improved access and more innovations can add jobs, improve economies and increase sustainability.

Coming together for 23 years as a group of farmers from diverse backgrounds with a common challenge demonstrates the group’s commitment to improving biotechnology acceptance and market access.
If you would like to speak with a USB media representative, please contact:

Heather Manhardt
Phone: 314.236.6957
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Kayla Hedrick
Phone: 314.746.1940
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Event Photos

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USB Chair John Motter at IOPD XX

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USB Chair John Motter, ASA President Ron Moore and USSEC Chair Jim Miller at IOPD XX

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IOPD XX Farm Tour

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IOPD XX Farm Tour

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IOPD XX Farm Tour